Category Archives: Creative Writing

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this?

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New Poem Up at By&ByPoetry

This morning a new poem of mine, Mikoshi Dako, went live at By&By Poetry. You can find the poem here. Unlike a lot of poems, I can actually link the source inspiration of the poem. I will warn you this story … Continue reading

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Writing What You Know

I’ve always wondered about the “write what you know; write what you like” rule. By and large, I agree with it. You learn your craft by staying close to home. There’s less to think about, less to worry about, less … Continue reading

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Writers Write, or at least that’s what we say.

In the spirit of showing my daughter that success isn’t measured by winning all the time, this year I’m compiling and posting writing/submission stats.   New material: 67 haiku, 20 poems, 5 flash fictions, and 1 story. I spent most … Continue reading

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What Gets Noticed

So I got a poem accepted today by the Eunoia Review today and it will come out in late June 2016. It’s like the ninth or tenth “fatherhood” poem, but the sixth “Sam” poem accepted. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve … Continue reading

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Sonnet/Haiku Poetry Month: Campaign Season

This month, I’ve been working on “sonnet haibuns,” replace the prose with a sonnet. It’s an experiment I’ve been thinking/working on for a while. I know it’s not tradition and maybe even a little bit treif, but whatever. I’ve written … Continue reading

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